If you are staying in one of London’s hotels, the Geffrye Museum is one of the greatest museums in the city and a great opportunity of learning more about the English culture.
The Geffrye Museum is located in Shoreditch, at just a few minutes from the centre of London and you can easily get there from your hotel by bus or by underground. Opened from Tuesday to Saturday, is a great choice if you want to learn about English style houses throughout history.
With a privileged location in the East of London and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the building which houses the museum is an appeal of its own and a must if you are planning to travel to the capital of England. The building in which the museum is located is an 18th century almhouse which was built in 1714 to provide shelter to pensioners. One of the old almshouses was restored and visitors have the possibility of visiting it and learn about the poor conditions in which people had to live there.
Once there, you will have the opportunity of admiring the permanent exhibition which includes a huge collection of furniture, paintings and all kinds of domestic objects of the typical English rooms from the 16th century until nowadays. The museum is made up of eleven rooms which display the typical rooms of the different periods in history. But there are also a great variety of temporary exhibitions, workshops and events related to life in England so if you are planning to visit Geffrye Museum, we recommend you to check the webpage in advance and check the current exhibitions.
We also recommend you to visit the museum’s beautiful gardens, which also reflect the traditional English design of the gardens of middle class people since the 17th century until nowadays.
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